Interested in Leading a UCA Study Abroad Program?
From choosing a destination to writing a proposal, the UCA Office of Study Abroad wants to help you each step of the way! UCA offers a variety of short-term Faculty Led Study Abroad Opportunities as well as Language Immersion programs each year. Typically lasting 10 days to one month, these programs include UCA courses taught by faculty traveling with the students. The call for proposals is issued early in the spring semester prior to the year abroad.
Faculty interested in proposing a program are encouraged to meet with Office of Study Abroad personnel to discuss plans prior to the proposal deadline. Contact Natalie Flemming, Study Abroad Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
Questions to consider when designing a program:
- Has the U.S. Department of State issued any travel alerts or warnings for the chosen destination(s)? Travel Warning Note: The safety and security of all participants are central to the planning and management of the experience. Proposed destinations with an active US Department of State Alert or Warning will not be accepted. Visit U.S. Dept. of State to view specific country details.
- Will the program be based in one city/town with side excursions, or will it involve traveling within one country or to several countries?
- Does my chosen destination(s) have special entry and/or exit requirements that students should be made aware of in advance?
- Are safe and secure accommodations available in each location for students and faculty?
- Is this program affordable for students? What scholarship options are available?
- Will the students stay in a homestay, campus dormitory, hostel or hotel?
- How will ground transportation arrangements be managed?
- Should I work with a host institution abroad for logistical arrangements?
- How many courses will be offered?
- What is the duration of the program?
- Will there be on-campus classes and/or sessions before and/or after the study abroad component?
- How will contact hour requirements be met for each course offered?
- How many faculty will be traveling/teaching?
- Will the program include undergraduate and/or graduate courses?
- To which group of students is this course geared, am I targeting a large enough group to ensure minimum enrollment numbers?
- How will I advertise this opportunity to prospective students?